Episode 80: Expat Special with Patrick Garratt

How honest should we be with our kids about drugs? How do you get a novel published? What's it like to live in the most underpopulated part of France with three children under five? Answering these seemingly unrelated questions is the brilliant Patrick Garratt!

We kick off with Expat Pat Chat, where he tells us why his decision to move abroad was "incredibly stupid, in retrospect." Helen does something inappropriate, again, and tells us about her own European dream. (This episode was recorded before the Brexit vote, so it's in ruins now obviously.)

Then it's time for Expat Pat Tat Chat, as our guest reveals how becoming a dad inspired him to colour in his arm. And in Book Chat, we discuss Pat's new novel, Deg, which is out this autumn. Ellie presents her new game, To Brie Or Not To Brie, and we finish off with Scummy Mummy Confessions.

You can follow Pat on Twitter @patlike, and if you like video games you should check out his website - vg247.com. Deg is now available for pre-order.

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